Seven healthy winter warmers

24 December 2018

Colourful, flavourful winter warmers to get you through the coldest months without piling on the pounds.



Carrot, turmeric and watercress soup

This healthy spiced carrot soup uses peppery watercress, fresh ginger and turmeric for a bit of winter zing.

Carrot, turmeric and watercress soup recipe

Sweet potato and lentil cottage pie

Sweet potato topped cottage pie

Sweet potatoes replace white potatoes and green lentils replace mince in this heart-healthy version of a traditional British cottage pie. It’s a great way to get extra vegetables into your diet without compromising on taste.

Sweet potato topped cottage pie recipe

Chickpea and bean masala

Chickpea and bean masala

This is really quick to prepare and it can just be left in the slow cooker while you get on with other things. It freezes well too so it’s great for batch cooking.

Chickpea and bean masala recipe

Sweet potato hotpot

Sweet potato and root vegetable hotpot

Nourishing and full of flavour, this is bound to go down a treat with most people, and it’s full of seasonal winter veg like carrots, parsnips and onions that are usually being sold cheaply over winter.

Sweet potato and root vegetable hotpot recipe

Roast cauliflower and blue cheese salad

Roast cauliflower and blue cheese salad

This warm winter salad uses healthy cauliflower, spinach and walnuts with a little crumbled blue cheese to give it some pep. If you’re not usually a fan of cauliflower but haven’t yet tried it roasted give it a go – it brings out a nice nutty flavour and has a firmer texture than boiled or steamed.

Roast cauliflower and blue cheese salad log recipe

Hot-smoked salmon and leek chowder

Hot smoked salmon and leek chowder

This rich, thick and creamy chowder is thickened with cauliflower instead of potatoes, reducing the amount of carbs but still keeping it creamy and delicious.

Hot smoked salmon and leek chowder recipe

Roasted leek, endive and walnut salad

Roasted leek, endive and walnut salad

A warm winter salad of roasted leeks, a plentiful vegetable during the colder months, with crunchy apples, endives and walnuts with a creamy goat’s cheese dressing.

Roasted leek, endive and walnut salad recipe

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